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Garnett Being Patient Before Re-signing With Celtics

Kevin Garnett will wait to see how Boston’s roster shakes out before delving into contract negotiations, according to a source.   “Kevin’s very loyal, and he hates change,” the source said. “But I think it’d be hard for him to come back if it’s a total rebuild. If he’s going...

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Chicago Bulls To Gamble On Tyshawn Taylor?

Looking at every Mock Draft, it’s striking to see how many players are capable of cracking NBA rotations next season and stapling themselves in rotations before the 2013-14 season. There will still be gambles throughout the first round, but team’s will be gambling on high ceilings.   Someone rarely disputed...

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Charlotte looking to deal No. 2 pick, Interested in James Harden?

The Charlotte Bobcats are eyeing the possibility of dealing the No. 2 overall pick in a trade that would bring a more established player, multiple sources told CBSSports.com.   Rod Higgins and Rich Cho understand that the Bobcats need more than just a talented rookie, whether it be Bradley Beal,...

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DJ’s Draft Profiles: Meyers Leonard

Meyers Leonard-7’1,250 pounds,C from Illinois.   Meyers Leonard is a 7’1 center oozing with athleticism. He is very quick for a big man which will be huge for him to succeed in the league. He also has a good jump shot for a center. His jump shot is still improving,...

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DJ’s Draft Profiles: Terrence Jones

Terrence Jones-6’9, 252 pounds,SF/PF from Kentucky.   Terrence Jones is a physical forward that can bring good energy off the bench. He possesses good leadership qualities along with his potential. He has an incredible wingspan at 7’2. He will develop into a good defender after a few years in the...

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Rumor: Pau Gasol to be traded for Paul Pierce?

With play Gasol failing to prove to the Lakers’ front office that he is worth holding onto for the last two years of his contract at $19 million a season, GM Mitch Kupchak is pursuing different options on the trade market for the Lakers’ star forward.   An intriguing trade...

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Lou Williams To Opt Out, Test Free Agency

Sixers President Rod Thorn anticipates Lou Williams opting out of the final year of his contract.   When asked if Williams had informed the team of his plans to opt out, Thorn replied, “not officially but he will.” Two Sixers beat writers, Tom Moore and John Mitchell, have both previously...

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Roy Hibbert Interested In Remaining With Pacers

Roy Hibbert, set to become a restricted free agent, would prefer to re-sign with the Pacers.   “I want to make sure that everyone knows I love Indiana,” Hibbert said, stopping short of saying he would give the Pacers a hometown discount. “But as the process goes and we try...

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Brandon Roy In Los Angeles, Having Knee Procedure Similar To Kobe’s

Sources close to the player confirmed, “Brandon (Roy) landed in Los Angeles on Monday and is scheduled to leave on Friday.”   During his stay in L.A. it is unknown whether or not Roy met with the Lakers’ coaching or medical staff, however, he is currently undergoing a series of...

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First Screenshots of NBA Live 13 Unveiled

The first screenshots of EA Sports’ NBA Live 13 have just emerged, and they look outstanding.  The last EA Sports basketball sim game was NBA Live 10, released in October of 2009.  Since then, the brand has taken a break, and the NBA 2K series has taken over the market. ...

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J.R. Smith Interested In Remaining With Knicks

“I want to be here so I’m not really putting too much emphasis on it,” he said. “I got money now. It’s all about winning, and whatever is the best situation and the best fit really. If all things are equal, I’m staying.”   (Via NewsDay)

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Rumor: Bobcats Offering #2 Pick For Rudy Gay

There’s been talk that the Bobcats might be willing to move the No. 2 pick to Memphis in a package for small forward Rudy Gay, but according to sources, it’s just been talk. “It seems the rumors about Gay (being on the trading block) are true,” one source said. “And...

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Cavs targeting Harrison Barnes

The Cavaliers are very high on the 20-year-old small forward and appear unlikely to let him slip past them at the No. 4 slot in the June 28 draft, according to sources. While this week’s predraft combine in Chicago and subsequent team workouts could always change things, rival executives are...